Olympic Council of Asia welcomes Saudi bid to host 2029 Asian Winter Games in NEOM

  • The Olympic Council of Asia on Thursday welcomed the official request submitted by the Saudi Arabian Olympic and Paralympic Committee to host the ninth Asian Winter Games in Trojena, NEOM in 2029, Arabic language daily Arriyadiyah reported. The Kuwait-based council said in a press statement: ...
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Major GCC women’s volleyball tourney set for Abu Dhabi

  • ABU DHABI: The Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy is set to host its inaugural GCC Volleyball Cup tournament between Aug. 26 and 31 at the Jiu-Jitsu Arena, Zayed Sports City. The tournament will feature six teams, including three from the UAE — Fatima Bint Mubarak Academy Team, Al-Wasl...
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Saudi Arabia submits official bid to host 2029 Asian Winter Games in NEOM’s Trojena

  • RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has submitted an official bid to host the 2029 Asian Winter Games in NEOM’s Trojena, Saudi Press Agency reported on Wednesday. A letter of interest to the Olympic Council of Asia included a brief of the Saudi Vision 2030 which will support Trojena host one ...
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Everton fan gets penalty pay off for Ukraine aid effort

  • LIVERPOOL: An Everton fan who drove to Poland to help Ukrainian refugees was given a moment to remember as he was brought on to take a penalty during the Toffees pre-season friendly win over Dynamo Kiev. Paul Stratton used his time off from working for Liverpool Council to travel to Poland and...
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50-over cricket under threat as T20 franchise format conquers all

  • At its annual general meeting on July 25 and 26, the International Cricket Council met to confirm its future tours program for matches between its 12 full members between May 2023 and April 2027. The stand-out feature of the program is the almost total lack of games between the end of March a...
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Asia Cup moved out of crisis-hit Sri Lanka to UAE

  • COLOMBO: The Asia Cup Twenty20 tournament will be staged in the United Arab Emirates after the tournament was moved from Sri Lanka due to political turmoil in the island nation, the Asian Cricket Council said Wednesday. Sri Lanka has witnessed months of food and fuel shortages, blackouts and r...
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Young Saudis reach quarterfinal of 2022 West Asian Junior Volleyball Championship

  • Saudi Arabia have defeated Qatar 3-1 at Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz Sports City Hall in Qatif to reach the quarterfinals of the 2022 West Asian Junior Volleyball Championship. Group B’s other match of the day saw Palestine beat Kuwait 3-2. The 25-21, 25-22, 20-25, 25-18 over Qatar saw the Fa...
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Baseball plans to hit home run in Mideast, India and Pakistan

  • NEW YORK: The United International Baseball League has announced a plan to bring professional baseball to India, Pakistan, and the Middle East, beginning with an inaugural showcase in Dubai in February 2023. The UIBL has partnered with Hall of Fame baseball legends, Mariano Rivera and Barry L...
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Tokyo chosen to host 2025 track world championships

  • EUGENE, Oregon: Track and field officials awarded the 2025 world championships to Tokyo on Thursday, bringing runners, jumpers and throwers back to the home of last year’s Olympics, where they competed in front of mostly empty stands. The World Athletics Council awarded the championships in a ...
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Nominations open for 6th Fatima Bint Mubarak Women’s Sports Awards

  • ABU DHABI: Nominations on Thursday opened for the sixth Fatima Bint Mubarak Women’s Sports Awards, this year offering prize money totaling 1,300,000 Emirati dirhams ($354,000). The announcement was made on Thursday by officials of the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy in cooperation w...
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